How Much Do Electronic Shelf Labels Cost—and Can You Afford Not to Use Them?

Over the past few weeks, we have focused our articles on various tips, processes, and technologies which, when used as part of a retailer’s margin management strategy, can help you protect your ...

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Are Paper-Based Meat Grinding Logs Worth the Risk?

Are Paper-Based Meat Grinding Logs Worth the Risk?

With big changes just implemented by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), meat counters around the country are scrambling. The FSIS is requiring all establishments that grind raw beef products for sale to maintain detailed records to the traceability of the source of foodborne illness outbreaks involving ground beef. 

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Get Ready for Big Changes at the Meat Counter

Get Ready for Big Changes at the Meat Counter

  Big changes have taken place at the meat counter. It’s all come down to the fact that the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the USDA has amended regulations affecting all establishments that grind raw beef products for sale. These stores are now required to maintain detailed records in an effort to improve the traceability of the source of foodborne illness outbreaks involving ground beef. 

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TRUNO to Acquire Retail Labor Analytics Software Company

TRUNO to Acquire Retail Labor Analytics Software Company

TRUNO, Retail Technology Solutions is set to acquire TimeForge; together the two companies provide technology solutions for retailers to optimize their margins through enhanced labor analysis and decision support tools.  August 2nd, 2016 - Lubbock, Texas: TRUNO, Retail Technology Solutions (TRUNO), the retail industry leader in integrated technology solutions, today announced they have reached a definitive acquisition agreement with TimeForge, the retail industry leader in labor management software. The acquisition, expected to close August 15th, 2016, strategically aligns resources and infrastructure between the two companies, affording retailers the industry’s most comprehensive labor analytics solution.

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Increased Speed and Basket Size with NCR FastLane SelfServ

Increased Speed and Basket Size with NCR FastLane SelfServ

Short on Space Simply put, Porter’s Thriftway was out of room. Business was growing and long lines were beginning to form during peak times. Porter’s began to realize the throughput their current footprint was providing was not going to cut it. Three additional checkout lanes were needed to accommodate their increase in sales, but Porter’s lacked the square footage to add the lanes. The disruption of demo and new construction was too costly to be an option. Porter’s was in search of a creative solution to maximize their current space. 

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5 Myths of Self Checkout

5 Myths of Self Checkout

  90% of consumers polled identify themselves as users of self checkout. Source: 2014 Global Customer Study conducted by NPD Group for NCR Are you prepared to meet the self-service expectations of consumers today? In today’s competitive market, self–service is redefining the customer experience. Tech savvy consumers have been serving themselves at banks, airports, gas stations, and other establishments for years, making self-service necessary to remain competitive and stay relevant in today's market.  Many would argue it is an expected option of the customer experience today.  

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Are We in a Grocery Revolution?

Are We in a Grocery Revolution?

According to the U.S. Census, there are 123 million households in America today. The Food Marketing Institute's (FMI) U.S Grocery Shopper Trends Report found that 203 million people claim to have at least fifty percent of their household responsible for grocery shopping.  The research reveals some unexpected changes in consumer trends.  FMI is calling it a "grocery revolution".  Here is a peek at some of their stats:

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